Palliative care is provided to the patient, family and carer/s as the ‘unit of care’. The health and well-being of each person is considered in specialist interdisciplinary, holistic palliative care.
Families, families as carers and other carers are vital to patients, their care is as important in palliative care as patient care. Supporting a person who needs palliative care – a guide for family and friends provides a comprehensive and practical resource for family and carers of people diagnosed with a life threatening illness who require palliative care. It provides strategies to support families, carers and friends in what can be a very difficult but often rewarding experience.